October 28th, 2004

the Safari Club

October 28th, 2004

Audio / Video from Air-Raid

October 27th, 2004

Digital Dada Library

from Cannibale

Original Dada-Era Publications in the International Dada Archive
(Special Collections, University of Iowa Libraries)

October 27th, 2004

Sixties City – Ladies of Star Trek – The Original Series

There are a lot of thumbnails, here, that open into large images. All of them are ladies (quote-unquote) from Star Trek.

131 thumbnails, actually.

October 27th, 2004

the FCC’s Michael Powell vs. Howard Stern.

Originally, via BoingBoing.

October 27th, 2004

Syd’s mum


October 26th, 2004

Istvan Farkas

Ahhhh… I knew him when.

October 26th, 2004

From a friend:

When I went to CIAC last year the Japanese scientists sang a song about squid… it went something like “Ika ika po! Ika po po!” and they made little fin shapes with their hands over their heads as they popped up and down like flying squid. Scientists get crazy when they drink. especially Tasmanian Teuthologists. those cats can put it away!

UPDATE 01.20.2005: My friend just found the lyrics to the Japanese Hakodate Squid Dance back:

Hakodate meibutsu ika odori
ikasashi sihokara ikasoomen
moo hitotsu omakeni ika popo
ika ika ika ika ika odori

rough translation:
Hakodate’s famous product – squid dance
squid sashimi salted squid [and some other squid dish]
one more dish – ika popo
squid squid squid squid squid dance

Here’s more squid for all you cephalopodophile.

October 26th, 2004

Unpaid pledges keeping sign dark

10/26/2004 — By Lynne Slack Shedlock TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

The relighting of the Electric City sign has been moved from Halloween to the year-end holiday season as organizers attempt to collect on outstanding pledges.

The 1930s-era sign on top of Linden Street’s Scranton Electric Building is undergoing an approximately $200,000 renovation that will incorporate Las Vegas-style digital animation. It is being restored as a symbol of the city’s economic revitalization.

PPL’s Rich Beasley, who is assisting with the joint Scranton Tomorrow and Scranton Redevelopment Authority project, said about $75,000 in “solid” pledges have not been paid. He said many of the donors planned to pay at the end of the year, but the restoration cannot continue until there is cash on hand to cover the cost of the work.

Mr. Beasley said donors have been asked to expedite payments.

“We’re very, very close but we desperately need cash in hand,” he said.

Organizers are now targeting a lighting around “Black Friday,” the Friday after Thanksgiving that traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season. Mr. Beasley said the worst-case scenario would have the sign lighted at the end of 2004.

“We really want to see this project done by the end of the calendar year,” he said.

The 17-piece sign is being restored by MAC Signs, West Scranton. PACE Construction is ensuring that the sign’s support structure is brought up to code.

The eight-story Scranton Electric Building was constructed in 1896. The sign was added in 1937. It’s unclear exactly when the lights were permanently dimmed, but it’s been dark for about 25 years. Scranton was called the Electric City because it was the first city in the country to have electric trolley cars.

I took a number of pictures when the sign came down in July; I hope to have them up this weekend….

October 26th, 2004

Cowicide is cranky.

There’s just no other word for it.

Not that it’s unjustified….

October 26th, 2004

But is it art???

Work by Tim Hunkin.

October 25th, 2004

I am doing something other than editing images and updating the website.

Sometimes I read a book or two.

Anyway, four more (self-similar, to a degree) have been dropped into Make It Snappy 7.

more trees

There has also been some behind-the-scenes (re)work(ing) of the site, with more to come. If you get any peculiar error messages, please let me know.

October 23rd, 2004

New (ly finished*) works added to Make It Snappy gallery 7. I promised this for last night, but was fighting a different battle.

Jeff Boam

in the rain

still in the rain

Charlie at the party

I got your back, whoever you are

at the theater

take a free ride

at the opening

at the opening

*As you’ll see, the images date back to last December. I worked them over, for the most part, in the past two weeks. I reserve the unconditional right to continue work on them at any point.

October 22nd, 2004

Boy on a Stick and Slither instruct us in the fine art of making a banana sandwich.

October 22nd, 2004

New quote-unquote photos added to Make It Snappy.

Barbara gots a hat
in the stands
Ward Roe
Michael Thomas
Hank Fells
Mike is a blur
Mike is colorful
John is blue
John et al.

Currently, most gallery pages point out the existency of Gallery 7. Gallery 7 contains thumbnails with no associated pages. Wait until tomorrow!

October 21st, 2004


October 21st, 2004

Enjoy The Draft

October 21st, 2004

diesel sweeties: indie t-shirts (AKA tshirts)

Christmas is coming, and you haven’t bought me anything, yet.

Of course, that cuts both ways.

October 19th, 2004


Supposedly, John Keryy has been excommunicated.


October 19th, 2004

Hello Kitty Has No Mouth

A. Hello-Kitty, in fact, uses Morse code to communicate with the outside world. You may have heard of the book Johnny Got His Gun, in which a soldier was so badly wounded that the only communication he had with the outside world was by tapping Morse code with his head.

That soldier was Hello-Kitty.

too much Sanrio is never enough

See also All That is Soridu Melts into Kitty.

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